Guide to Rhode Island Communities

Housing Choice Voucher Program

 

 As an RIHousing Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) holder, you have the ability to choose a rental home in one of 19 Rhode Island communities in 46 zip code areas across the state. We have created this guide to provide you with an overview of living in any of those communities. With a Housing Choice Voucher, you are required to pay 30-40% of your income towards rent. RIHousing will pay the balance of the rental payment directly to your landlord.

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Jamestown

Jamestown

Jamestown is an island community, located on Conanicut Island. It sits in Narragansett Bay connected by Route 138 to North Kingstown (to its west) via the toll-free Jamestown Verrazzano Bridge and Newport (to its east) via the Claiborne Pell Bridge. The village itself is the main area of town life and commerce. The northern half of the island is very rural, and the southern half is known for its nature destinations.  It is a highly sought community, with an excellent school district.

Living in Jamestown:

There is a small percentage of two-family homes in Jamestown. HCV holders are most likely to find these in the village itself, where there are also some modest single-family homes that may be for rent. The village is designed to be walkable to some local stores and services.

TO USE YOUR VOUCHER HERE, THE TOTAL RENT CANNOT EXCEED:

Zip Code/Place Name 0 BR 1 BR 2 BR 3 BR 4 BR 5 BR 6 BR
>Jamestown/02835 $1,397 $1,573 $1,892 $2,354 $2,827 $3,251 $3,675

RENTAL LIMITS

TO USE YOUR VOUCHER HERE, THE TOTAL RENT CANNOT EXCEED:

 

Zip Code/Place Name
Jamestown/02835
0 BR $1,397
1 BR $1,573
2 BR $1,892
3 BR $2,354
4 BR $2,827
5 BR $3,251
6 BR $3,675

GETTING AROUND

RIPTA: 

 

Driving times by car (average):

  • Providence (31 miles)—40 minutes
  • Warwick (24 miles)—33 minutes
  • Newport (5 miles)—13 minutes

DAILY NEEDS + COMMUNITY CENTERS

Town Hall 93 Narragansett Ave.
(401) 423-9800
Library Jamestown Philomenian Library
26 North Rd.
Post Office 109 Narragansett Ave.
Police Department 250 Conanicus Ave.
Recycling Center 1218 North Main Rd


COMMUNITY CENTERS

Jamestown Senior Center 6 West Street
(401) 423-9804
Jamestown Teen Center 41 Conanicus Ave.
(401) 423-7261
Nearest CAP:
Eastbay Community Action – Lower Bay Region
19 Broadway, Newport
401- 847-7821
Jamestown Community Center 41 Conanicus Ave
Nearest DHS & SNAP Offices:
Newport Regional Family Center
31 John Clarke Road, Middletown
DHS:  1-855-MY-RIDHS (1-855-697-4347)
SNAP: 401-851-2100
Nearest YMCA:
Newport County YMCA
Wide range of programs for all ages, including child care and summer camps.
792 Valley Road, Middletown

FOOD + SHOPPING

FOOD 

McQuade’s Marketplace 6 Clarke St.
Jamestown Community Food Pantry 99 Narragansett Avenue

For additional grocery stores, see Newport and Middletown.

 

PHARMACY

Walmart 199 JT Connell Hwy, Newport

SHOPPING 

Nearest Walmart 199 JT Connell Hwy, Newport

EDUCATION

 

DAYCARES, PRESCHOOLS AND AFTER SCHOOL CARE

Infant Care Programs Toddler Care Programs Preschool Programs After School Care Programs
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For a full list of care providers, visit www.brightstars.org.

Headstart Program: East Bay CAP programs located in Middletown (approx. 7 miles, 18-minute drive) and Newport (approx. 6 miles, 12-minute drive).

 

PUBLIC SCHOOLS 

District report card site 

    RIDE Rating
Jamestown School – Melrose
Gr. PK-4
  76 Melrose Avenue ★★★★☆
Jamestown School – Lawn
Gr. 5-8
55 Lawn Avenue ★★★★★
Narragansett HS
Gr. 9-12  |  91.2% 4-year graduation rate
245 South Pier Road, Narragansett ★★★★☆
North Kingstown Senior HS
Gr. 9-12  |  93.3% 4-year graduation rate
150 Fairway Drive, North Kingstown ★★★★☆

 

BANKS

BankNewport 31 Conanicus Ave.

For additional banks, see Newport and Middletown.

MEDICAL SERVICES

Lifespan Urgent Care 1360 West Main Road, Middletown
401-606-3110  Ocean State Urgent Care 67 Valley Road, Middletown
401-847-4950 Southcoast Health Middletown Urgent Care 670 Aquidneck Ave #7, Middletown
401-847-0519 Nearest hospital:
Newport Hospital 20 Powel Ave., Newport
401-846-6400

PLACES OF WORSHIP

Protestant Church 1
Catholic + Episocal Church 2
Jewish Synagogue Newport (approx. 5 miles, 13-minute drive)
Muslim Mosque Kingston (approx. 14 miles, 21-minute drive)

RECREATION

Jamstown Parks and Recreation Department

OUTDOOR SPACES/b>

Beavertail State Park
Historic New England Watson Farm
Fort Wetherill State Park
Fort Getty Park and Campground
Jamestown Community Playground
Sunset Beach
Mackerel Cove Beach
East Ferry Beach

 

ARTS + OTHER PROGRAMS

Jamestown Community Theatre
Extensive programming committed to fostering the growth of arts, culture, social awareness, and the education of Jamestown’s young people through the joint involvement of youth and adults in the theater experience.Summer Concert Series at East Ferry Memorial Square

Jamestown Arts Center
Non-profit arts organization with a gallery, artist’s studios, education facilities, and event space

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